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Psychological assessment

The psychological assessment section is focused on the advancement of psychological science such as practice and ethics of psychological assessment in its various contexts (including work on issues related to psychological measurement and psychometrics, adaptation, development, validation and standardization of instruments), the use of instruments for the purposes of psychological assessment, psychodiagnostic, evaluation of interventions or programs and case studies involving the use of instruments.

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  1. The International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) is used to measure posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) symptoms, and the Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory-9 (PT...

    Authors: Isabelle Aprigio, Pedro Paulo Pires dos Santos and Gustavo Gauer
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2024 37:18
  2. Skepticism has traditionally been associated with critical thinking. However, philosophy has proposed a particular type of skepticism, termed naive skepticism, which may increase susceptibility to misinformati...

    Authors: Rodrigo Ferrer-Urbina, Yasna Ramírez, Patricio Mena-Chamorro, Marcos Carmona-Halty and Geraldy Sepúlveda-Páez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2024 37:6
  3. Entrapment is the feeling of wanting to leave an unbearable situation but believing that there are no options to do so. An Arabic entrapment Scale will assist healthcare professionals in the region in the prev...

    Authors: Alfred Chabbouh, Elie Charro, Georges-Alain Al Tekle, Michel Soufia and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2024 37:3
  4. Leisure satisfaction is the degree of positive perception and emotions that an individual acquires as a result of participating in leisure time activities, and it has an important function in maintaining and i...

    Authors: Elif Köse, Hüseyin Gökçe, Neşe Toktaş, Tennur Yerlisu Lapa and Evren Tercan Kaas
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2024 37:1
  5. The area of self-regulated learning integrates the fields of metacognition and self-regulation and assumes that the student is an active processor of information capable of self-regulating his learning by putt...

    Authors: Jhonys de Araujo, Cristiano Mauro Assis Gomes and Enio Galinkin Jelihovschi
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:38
  6. There is an interrelationship between the concepts of social exclusion, compulsive buying behavior, fear of missing out (FoMO), and narcissism. Nevertheless, the extent to which these concepts mediate or moder...

    Authors: Merve Mert and Dilaver Tengilimoğlu
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:33
  7. Phubbing behavior is a phenomenon that consists in ignoring people in situations of social interaction whilst paying attention to one’s smartphone. The study of this behavior enables reflection on the developm...

    Authors: Adriane de Almeida Santos, Breno de Oliveira Ferreira, Consuelena Lopes Leitão, Iolete Ribeiro da Silva and Marck de Souza Torres
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:24
  8. The aim of the present study was to translate into Spanish and evaluate the psychometric evidence of the Impact on Quality of Life (COV19-QoL) applied to a sample of Peruvian older adults (N = 298; 58.1% women, 4...

    Authors: Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Carlos Carbajal-León, Lindsey W. Vilca, Mario Reyes-Bossio, Miguel Gallegos, Renzo Carranza Esteban, Martin Noe-Grijalva, Walter L. Arias Gallegos, Mariel Delgado-Campusano and Águeda Muñoz-del-Carpio-Toia
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:13
  9. To test the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in an online format in university students from a low-income region.

    Authors: Antonio Gibran de Almeida Cardoso, Millena Vaz de Carvalho, Maria Isabela Alves de Almeida Silva, Alaiana Marinho Franco, Fernando Rodrigues Peixoto Quaresma, Erika Da Silva Maciel and Marcus Vinicius Nascimento-Ferreira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:12
  10. The present study therefore aims to examine trait and state anxiety, sleep habits and executive functioning during 1 year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic in children and adolescents through the lens of par...

    Authors: Ignasi Navarro-Soria, Borja Costa-López, Joshua A. Collado-Valero, Rocío Juárez-Ruiz de Mier and Rocío Lavigne-Cervan
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:8
  11. The present study aimed to adapt and validate the Beliefs About Losing Control Inventory (BALCI) in the non-clinical Turkish emerging adults sample. The study group consisted of 549 participants from three stu...

    Authors: Oğuz Mercan and Fedai Kabadayı
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:7
  12. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, artificial intelligence (AI) has been widely used in fields such as medical treatment, while the threat of artificial intelligence has also received extensive attent...

    Authors: Jie Cai, Zixuan Xu, Xiaoning Sun, Xiaojun Guo and Xurong Fu
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:5
  13. This study aimed to evidence the validity and reliability of the Ecuadorian version of the Adult Dispositional Hope Scale, one of the most studied concepts of positive psychology. The adaptation process includ...

    Authors: Andrea M. Vinueza-Solórzano, Ronald Enrique Campoverde, Cecilia Alexandra Portalanza-Chavarría, Clarissa P. P. de Freitas, Claudio Simon Hutz and Ana Claudia Souza Vazquez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:3
  14. Persistence involves the intention to maintain efforts when faced with obstacles and challenges, in order to achieve a specific goal. The Rigid and Flexible Persistence Scale (RFPS) is a self-report measure th...

    Authors: Evandro Morais Peixoto, Marcus Vinicius Silva, Ana Paula Porto Noronha, Tanya Chichekian and Robert J. Vallerand
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2023 36:1
  15. One of the most significant human qualities is the ability to develop, implement, and flexibly maintain planned behaviour in order to achieve one’s goals. Self-regulation has become a relatively well-researche...

    Authors: Jitka Vaculíková, Ilona Kočvarová, Jan Kalenda, Zuzana Neupauer, Marija Cvijetić Vukčević and Anna Włoch
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:40
  16. The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the physical and mental health of individuals. Measures required to prevent the spread of the virus, such as isolation, hygiene, mask use, and lockdown, led individuals...

    Authors: Aslı Kartol and Osman Söner
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:38
  17. The Multidimensional Psychological Flexibility Inventory (MPFI) is a new 60-item self-report scale developed to assess the specific components of psychological flexibility and inflexibility proposed in the Hex...

    Authors: Zahra Azadfar, Abbas Abdollahi, Indrajit Patra, Ya-Ping Chang, Tawfeeq Alghazali and Saad Ghazi Talib
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:32
  18. Positive thinking is a form of positive cognition and a coping strategy. The Positive Thinking Scale (PTS) is used to measure positive thinking, but the reliability and validity of the PTS-Chinese have yet to ...

    Authors: Ching-Hui Chien and Yi-Wen Huang
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:31
  19. In sports context, the motivational climate has been widely studied since 2000, when the Perceived Motivational Climate in Sports Questionnaire-2 (PMCSQ-2) was published. Evaluating athletes’ perceptions of th...

    Authors: Daniel Perez Arthur, Mayara Juliana Paes, Thais do Amaral Machado and Joice Mara Facco Stefanello
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:28
  20. The Mood Disorders Questionnaire (MDQ) is a 3-item scale that is frequently used in bipolar disorders (BD) screening and questions the symptoms of BD, its effect on functionality, and the coexistence of sympto...

    Authors: Numan Konuk, Elif Karaahmet, Ülkem Angın, Alperen Kılıç and Zekeriya Kökrek
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:26
  21. The family plays an essential role in the life of an adolescent. Hence, an acceptable understanding and an evaluation of family functioning is fundamental for effective interventions with adolescents in the ps...

    Authors: María I. Vegas, Manuel Mateos-Agut, Pedro J. Pineda-Otaola and Carlota Sebastián-Vega
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:18
  22. Trust in automation plays a leading role in human-automation interaction. As there lack of scales measuring trust in automation in China, the purpose of this study was to adapt the trust between People and Aut...

    Authors: Jie Cai, Qian Sun, Zeyue Mu and Xiaoning Sun
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:15
  23. The Spanish version of the 5-item Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS-5) is a brief measure of the general tendency to be attentive and aware of experiences in the present moment during daily life. The MAA...

    Authors: Mario Reyes-Bossio, Emilio Lafferrnaderie Zapparigli, Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez, Carlos Carbajal-León, Luis Alberto Olavarria Castaman, Giovana Lourdes Hernandez Pino, Raymundo Calderon Sanchez and Sergio Barbosa-Granados
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:12
  24. The understanding of how individuals manage their emotional experiences has flourished dramatically over the last decades, including assessing of emotion (dys)regulation. The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation...

    Authors: Patrícia Gouveia, Catarina Ramos, José Brito, Telma C. Almeida and Jorge Cardoso
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:19

  25. The traumatic event produces intolerable excitations to the psychic apparatus that searches to relief them through the production of symptoms. When established, patients with post-traumatic stress disorders (P...

    Authors: Taís Cristina Favaretto, Luciane Maria Both, Sílvia Pereira da Cruz Benetti and Lúcia Helena Machado Freitas
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:9
  26. Self-handicapping strategies refer to the set of choices and attitudes adopted to minimize blame for failure and increase the value of success in achievement situations. This paper aims to describe the stages ...

    Authors: Evely Boruchovitch, Sueli Edi Rufini, Danielle Ribeiro Ganda, Lucia Cerqueira Miranda and Leandro Silva de Almeida
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:8
  27. Phubbing is defined as ignoring other individuals by using a mobile phone during a face-to-face conversation. The Phubbing Scale (PS) was developed to assess this practice. In this study, we analyze the psycho...

    Authors: F. Javier García-Castro, Ana Maria Abreu, Belén Rando and María J. Blanca
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2022 35:7
  28. Short-term memory is a dynamic psychological process that operates within a network in which non-verbal intelligence and attentional domains are connected. However, no consensus has been reached about which pr...

    Authors: Luis Anunciação, Anna Portugal, Ivan Rabelo and J. Landeira-Fernandez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:35
  29. The short version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF) is a popular instrument used to assess quality of life. The objective of this study was to evaluate the following ...

    Authors: Sandra Lima-Castro, Paúl Arias-Medina, Alexandra Bueno-Pacheco, Eva Peña-Contreras, Mónica Aguilar-Sizer and Marcela Cabrera-Vélez
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:29
  30. This study presents the development of the Psychosocial Uncertainty Scale (PS-US), which articulates the perception of uncertainty in the social context and its psychological experience. It was validated with ...

    Authors: Mariana Lucas Casanova, Lara S. Pacheco, Patrício Costa, Rebecca Lawthom and Joaquim Luís Coimbra
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:25
  31. The Kessler Distress Scale (K10) is a self-report scale for the assessment of non-specific psychological distress in the general and clinical population. Because of its ease of application and good psychometri...

    Authors: Evandro Morais Peixoto, Daniela Sacramento Zanini and Josemberg Moura de Andrade
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:21
  32. Collective efficacy, defined as a group’s shared belief about its conjoint capability to organize and execute courses of action, plays a pivotal role in understanding the dynamics of sports teams, since it inf...

    Authors: Mylena Aparecida Rodrigues Alves, Marcus Vinicius de Souza Lencina, Mayara Juliana Paes and Joice Mara Facco Stefanello
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:18
  33. This study’s main purpose was to examine the psychometric properties of FoMOs’ adaptation among the Indonesian adolescents’ population. The second aim was to investigate the concurrent validity of the Indonesi...

    Authors: Dian Veronika Sakti Kaloeti, Ayu Kurnia S and Valentino Marcel Tahamata
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:15
  34. The theoretical-methodological process of cross-cultural adaptation of scales is fundamental for the expansion of research possibilities related to a given area and population, as instrument adequacy allows fo...

    Authors: Ravine Carvalho Pessanha Coelho da Silva, Ana Carolina Soares Amaral, Augusta Karla Silva Quintanilha, Vitor Alexandre Rabelo de Almeida, Marcus Vinicius Freitas Rodrigues, Aldair J Oliveira and Fabiane Frota da Rocha Morgado
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:13

  35. Executive dysfunctions are central symptoms in different neurological, developmental, and context-related conditions. The assessment of these functions is then essential in neuropsychological pediatric clinica...

    Authors: Amanda Guerra, Izabel Hazin, Jean-Luc Roulin, Didier Le Gall and Arnaud Roy
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:6
  36. Acculturation stress is associated with poorer physical and mental health and a lower level of psychological well-being. The causes of acculturation stress are diverse, but most are similar in the migrant popu...

    Authors: Alfonso Urzúa, Diego Henríquez, Alejandra Caqueo-Urízar and Vanessa Smith-Castro
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2021 34:3
  37. Attitudes play a central role in intimate partner violence against women and are related to its origin, to the responses of women who suffer violence, and to the settings where it occurs. In fact, these attitu...

    Authors: Victoria A. Ferrer-Perez, Andrés Sánchez-Prada, Carmen Delgado-Álvarez and Esperanza Bosch-Fiol
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:27
  38. Intellectual disability (ID) is a developmental disorder characterized by deficits in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

    Authors: Thais Selau, Mônia Aparecida da Silva, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho and Denise Ruschel Bandeira
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:26
  39. Employees’ perceived opportunities to craft (POCs) influence actual job crafting behavior, which may have consequences for their well-being and work performance. This study aimed to validate the perceived opportu...

    Authors: Rita Pimenta de Devotto, Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas and Solange Muglia Wechsler
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:21
  40. Evaluating patients in the acute phase of brain damage allows for the early detection of cognitive and linguistic impairments and the implementation of more effective interventions. However, few cross-cultural...

    Authors: Raira Fernanda Altmann, Karin Zazo Ortiz, Tainá Rossato Benfica, Eduarda Pinheiro de Oliveira and Karina Carlesso Pagliarin
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:18

    The Correction to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:23

  41. In the present study, we aimed to integrate unidimensional and multidimensional perspectives of the construct of the fear of personal death (FOPD). It has been assumed that (a) there is one general factor of F...

    Authors: Jarosław Jastrzębski, Radosław Rogoza and Sławomir Ślaski
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:16
  42. There is no disease-specific instrument to measure the quality of life of significant others of cancer patients in Germany. In this study, we evaluated the reliability and construct validity of a German versio...

    Authors: Anna Tamara Ehmann, Cornelia Mahler and Nadja Klafke
    Citation: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2020 33:15

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